Thursday, July 28, 2011

My 7 Links

My friend Brittney over at Life In A Holding Pattern invited me to participate in the "My 7 Links" challenge.

I first started following her blog as a fellow pilot’s wife who wrote mainly about aviation topics, and watched as she morphed into one of my favorite health and fitness bloggers. She lives in Charlotte and hob-nobs with other bloggers like Caitlin, so I guess it was only a matter of time.

My blog took a similar twist in theme, so it’s interesting to look back and see what people connected with the most. Ready for a trip down memory lane?


To unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.


1) Blogger is nominated to take part
2) Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each category.
3) Blogger nominates up to 5 more bloggers to take part.
4) These bloggers publish their 7 links and nominate another 5 more bloggers
5) And so it goes on!
6) We’ll be sharing the best posts from participating bloggers on our blog and everyday on Facebook and Twitter at #My7Links

Most Beautiful

A Bread Machine Represents My 2010 It’s always good to take a minute and reflect on your blessings.

Most Popular (number of comments)

I mention two of the most commented-on posts below, so I’ll list a close runner-up , Just Call Me Coach Blondie.

Thanks for the support. I haven’t forgotten. It’s still a project I been working behind the scenes on since getting my certification.

Most Popular (number of hits)

Fresh Fig Muffin” is the most common search phrase that draws people to my blog. Apparently the vast ocean of internet is pretty devoid of fig muffin recipes because you somehow end up with mine as the top google return.

It just so happens that I received a large bowl of figs from my neighbor this week, so I can try my hand at trying some new figgy recipes. Mmmm…

Most Controversial

I can’t think of any post that was really heated, sparked outrage, or required an apology, but I was quite nervous about posting Can We Discuss Weight?

I wasn’t sure how discussing my desire to lose a few pounds would go over, especially because it would be viewed by most as vanity weight. I appreciated the thoughtful conversation it generated.

Most Helpful

First Marathon Follies is the perfect guide for what NOT to do when you run your first marathon. You’re welcome.

Surprise Success

Running Like a Mother was compilation of thoughts and suggestions on post-partum running. Based on a data point of one.

Not Enough Attention

Hmm, if even one person reads a post I wrote, I consider it a success. Thanks to all of you who keep coming back.

If you missed the post on Racewalking, I recommend checking it out. Understanding helps lead to respect. It’s a challenging sport and a great alternative for people seeking a lower impact alternative to running.

Most Proud

My San Diego RnR Race Recap

I expected the race to be a bomb. After going away on vacation, cutting back on training, and running a terrible race a couple weeks beforehand, it was a fair prediction. The race turned out to be quite a pleasant surprise, and I really enjoyed writing that recap.

This is also the post that has gotten the most comments, but most likely it’s because it’s also one of my most recent.

Now for the hard part, I have so many favorite reads. Who haven’t I tagged in a meme before? How about:

Bees Knees Life
Elijah Nicholas
Follow Me Down
Gym Class Drop-Out
Life {and running} in Iowa

On your marks, get set, go!

1 comment:

  1. what a cute post!! I love the new blog look too!